Yossele Rosenblatt

Rosenblatt, Yes. But Not That Rosenblatt

Which cantor sang in the first talkie?

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Yossele Rosenblatt was the most famous chazzan (or, cantor) of his era, known as “the Jewish Caruso.” After arriving in America from Europe a century ago, he not only led services around the country before settling in New York, but also earned large sums for concerts and sang in “The Jazz Singer,” the first talkie.

Gary Rosenblatt
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